Tate, the sheriff, was there too and he never went to church either. Boo was eventually brought back to the Radley home. Jem says that he didn't say they were doing that, and thus inadvertently admits that they were doing just that. However, it is actually a much different group of people: the lynch mob. The children make their way closer while Atticus puts down his paper and waits. A voice came from the Maycomb Tribune office and Mr.
He opens it to find a single, white camellia. The children make the men awkwardly aware of their cowardice and shame. The men rushed back into their cars and drove off. In Chapter 5, though Atticus tries to encourage the children to leave Boo alone, their senses of sympathy have been summoned by thinking about Boo's solitude and his strict upbringing. Find two or three examples which illustrate the emotional distance between them. Later that night, Scout catches Jem as he prepares to sneak out.
Scout went back to Mr. Scout thought this was the oddest reason she had ever heard. Dill suggested they go bug Boo Radley and Scout blew off that idea and told Dill about all of the crap that went down that last winter between her and Francis. Instead, her son, who can read, sings out a line of a hymn and the crowd repeats it. Jem was standing in the corner like the traitor he was.
When Scout and the boys arrive on the scene, they don't truly comprehend what is happening. The three engage in summertime play activities of improving the Finch tree and acting out the plots of several of their favorite books. Atticus stood up slightly trembling and told Jem to go home. As they got closer they saw where the light was coming from. At the window, Scout and Jem hoist Dill up to peek in the window. Nobody got out of the cars and Atticus folded his paper.
The school may be attempting to turn the children into moral beings, but Scout's moral education occurs almost exclusively in her home or in the presence of Maycomb adults and friends. Scout moves to run to Atticus, but Jem holds her back because Atticus might not like them being out. Ewell's children or Miss Maudie's flowers is more important than observing the strictest codes. Strength of character is the lesson in this chapter. Lesson Summary In this chapter, Harper Lee continues to draw attention to the racism prevalent in Maycomb county. The men leaned in for something important that Atticus was going to say, when Jem shouted. Alexandra seems to believe the children would benefit from a feminine influence, and so she has decided to stay for a time.
Atticus cross-examines Tate, who says that there was no doctor summoned to examine. Having bought several slaves, he established a largely self-sufficient homestead and farm, Finch's Landing, near Saint Stephens. After realizing Miss Caroline doesn't know what that means, Scout explains that the Cunninghams don't accept other people's help, and just try to get by with what little they have. The novel takes begins during the summer. Excited, Scout yells out Mr. Scout came out into the front room and they immediately stopped fighting and Alexandria was visibly upset. When Atticus tells Jem to answer the phone, the men laugh, which breaks some of the tension, and the men leave.
Radley, and Scout plays Mrs. Scout said that Walter was a good kid and that they had him over for dinner one time and that she beat him up one time but that he was nice about it. Dill, in childish fashion, has decided to get engaged to Scout, but now he and Jem play together often and Scout finds herself unwelcome. Alexandra tries to make Atticus talk to his children about family pride, but he just ends up upsetting Scout. Though still frightened of him, they wish to befriend him and help him now. Jem tells Atticus-despite Scout's protest- and Atticus goes next door to tell Dill's aunt, Miss Rachel.
When she reaches him, however, she sees fear in his face that is reintroduced when he realizes Jem and Dill accompany her. Jem was stubborn and stayed put. The crowd is so large that there really is nowhere for everyone to eat lunch, so they all camp out in the town square. He is punished for this by Atticus, who makes Jem go to Mrs. The value of some freedoms can't be fully understood until a person is forced to part from them. Scout immediately felt like Jem was trying to tell her what to do just like everybody else was doing and she told Jem that he had no right to tell her what to do. These exchanges show that Jem is maturing and becoming more aware of the world around him.